Hunger in the News: Working poor, Latin America, and student hunger

Hunger in the News

One paycheck away from poverty,” by J. Michael Collins, The Hill. “For almost five decades, America’s anti-poverty policies have focused on helping the chronically poor. This overlooks the growing number of working families who face extreme ups and downs in income and expenses.”

Pittsburgh-area colleges beginning to address the issue of student hunger,” by Bill Schackner, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Matt Armento’s first trip to the food pantry on the Community College of Allegheny County’s South Campus was as a sophomore volunteering to hand out pasta, canned goods and fruit to other students just scraping by.”

Latin America to tackle dual problems of hunger and obesity,” by Reuters Media. “Latin American governments have pledged to work toward ending hunger within a decade while tackling an epidemic of rising obesity in the region – itself considered a form of malnutrition.”

Central African Republic war leaves wake of hunger,” by Associated Press via “In a room full of crying children, 3-month-old Francois Ngatoa doesn’t make a sound.”

For Ethiopia’s famine survivors, new drought stirs hunger and fear,” by Katy Migiro, Reuters via Yahoo News. “When drought and pests decimated their farm in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara region, 10-year-old Eseye Tiruneh and her family boarded a bus, fleeing the starvation all around them.”


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